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Wild

From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Strayed, Cheryl

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again"--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307592736
0307592731
Branch Call Number: 917.9 S913w 2012
Characteristics: 315 p. :,map ;,25 cm
Alternate Title: Wild

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After divorce and death, the author decides to walk the Pacific Crest Trail.

An inspiring journey of Cheryl Strayed's hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. When she was 22-years-old, Strayed thought she had lost everything. Wild is the story of how she found herself. Beautiful!

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the M... Read More »

A non-fiction book which will soon be a movie. All about a girl who's life gets flipped upside down with changes, and instead of breaking down she picks her self up and makes some changes.

A beautifully written memoir of Strayed's 1100-mile hike up the Pacific Crest trail, and what she learned.


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Nov 24, 2014
  • VRMurphy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Not the best writing, but she has a compelling story to tell. I was surprised to find myself reading it in a day, didn't anticipate it being that absorbing. It does, however, adhere to the "Oprah book" sensibility.

Nov 20, 2014
  • donna_lou rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic book of independence, adventure and personal growth.

And now the movie with Reese Witherspoon. Strayed plays a bit part as the driver who drops her off on the start of the trek.

Nov 14, 2014
  • fakesweatshop rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is fantastic! Super inspiring as well.

Nov 07, 2014
  • Karaelena rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I am not in the least bit an outdoorsy, adventure seeking individual. However, I found myself engulfed in this book. Cheryl found a way to allow the reader to take this painful (emotional and especially physically) journey alongside her. The writting style was descriptive and detailed and although she had alot of flashbacks and thougts of the past, it did not lose my interest. When the movie comes out I would love to see if it did the book any justice

I saw the film a the film festival it was great.

Sep 16, 2014
  • hammer59 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Interesting read on many levels. I have backpacked for decades and can relate how healing natural wilderness can be.

I salute the author for her perseverance on the trail and for her emotional growth that was hard earned.

I will look forward to the soon to come movie starring Reese Witherspoon.

Excellent story of a woman who finds herself on a core level in the wilderness. The story is about both the rigors of living the 'one bag life of ease' as Kerouac would say and also the development of a person and their soul as can only happen in the wilderness. A must-read for anyone who knows the power of nature to transform the self and point the way from dark to lightness of being.

Jul 09, 2014
  • eord72918 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book was an easy read and was very good.

Jul 05, 2014
  • GummiGirl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A compelling memoir, as well as a cautionary tale about the need to be well-prepared for a major backpacking trip.

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May 25, 2014
  • mccracch rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I walked until walking became unbearable, until I believed I couldn't walk even one more step. And then I ran.

Jul 09, 2013
  • sydneysmom19 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Uncertain as I was as I pushed forward, I felt right in my pushing, as if the effort itself meant something. That perhaps being amidst the undesecrated beauty of the wilderness meant I too could be undesecrated, regardless of what I’d lost or what had been taken from me, regardless of the regrettable things I’d done to others or myself or the regrettable things that had been done to me. Of all the things I’d been skeptical about, I didn’t feel skeptical about this: the wilderness had a clarity that included me.

May 31, 2013
  • acer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I don't know how living outdoors and sleeping on the ground in a tent each night and walking alone through the wilderness all day almost every day had come to feel like my normal life, but it had...and something inside of me released.

Apr 03, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Nature!

Oct 24, 2012
  • Kimbolizzie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It had only to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles for no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental.

Jul 31, 2012
  • wsbooklover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I felt fierce and humble and gathered up inside, like I was safe in this world.

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Jul 10, 2014
  • stephaniedchase rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

First trailer for WILD, the film

Due to be released on December 5, 2014, this is the official trailer for the film adaptation of Strayed's book WILD.

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